Random House Books for Young Readers
September 29, 2020
10.2 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author
JOHN CENA is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, multifaceted entertainer, and dedicated philanthropist. A longtime WWE superstar, his films include Ferdinand (2017); F9, the next installment of the Fast and the Furious series (2021); The Suicide Squad (2021); and its spinoff TV show, Peacemaker (2021). Inspired by Richard Scarry--one of his favorite children's book creators--John is the author of the Elbow Grease series of picture books. Follow @JohnCena on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. HOWARD McWILLIAM is the illustrator of eight picture books. His first, I Need My Monster, won seven state young readers' prizes, and has been translated into five languages. His other works include the popular What if You Had series; Hey, That's My Monster; Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf; and When a Dragon Moves In. He lives in the UK with his wife and three young sons.
Praise for the Elbow Grease series: "[John Cena] is leading kids to a better future by creating characters who teach readers about having core values. He inspires kids to do more." -Newsday "Should please boisterous truck enthusiasts." -Publishers Weekly "With his emphasis on trying new things, even if you fail, Cena, a professional wrestler and celebrity, earnestly offers a legitimately inspiring message." -Kirkus Reviews "John Cena completes transformation into 'John Cen-aww' by publishing children's book." -The AV Club "Motivates children to persevere." -TODAY.com A Publishers Weekly Noteworthy Picture Book Sequel